The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT jobs advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 27 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

The figures below represent the IT labour market in general and are not representative of salaries within the Microsoft Corporation.

3 months to
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 3 7 4
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -3
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 1130 964 1124
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 19.44% 18.12% 20.31%
As % of the Vendors category 41.61% 38.95% 39.70%
Number of salaries quoted 874 835 939
Median salary £35,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £22,500 £24,200
10% offered a salary of more than £54,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £39,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+5.33% -
Microsoft
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in permanent jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Vendors Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
2716 2475 2831
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 46.72% 46.52% 51.17%
Number of salaries quoted 2012 2063 2358
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +1.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of job ads across the West Midlands region citing Microsoft as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Microsoft
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft across the West Midlands region.

Microsoft Salary Trend in the West Midlands

Microsoft
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Microsoft across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 27 September 2016.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

Microsoft
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 27 September 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham -1 514 £37,500 -6.25% 51
Staffordshire 0 169 £35,000 +7.69% 17
Coventry -3 116 £42,500 +6.25% 22
Warwickshire -1 81 £38,000 +13.43% 16
Shropshire +12 52 £28,000 -25.33% 14
Worcestershire +11 51 £31,500 -10.00% 8
Solihull +4 26 £27,500 -31.25% 12
Sutton Coldfield +3 25 £28,500 +18.75%
Wolverhampton -4 22 £29,000 -7.20% 1
Herefordshire -2 15 £42,500 -5.55% 3
Walsall +1 13 £27,000 -47.31% 5
West Bromwich 0 8 £30,000 -10.44%
Dudley -7 6 £24,250 -37.41%
Halesowen - 2 £36,750 - 1
Smethwick - 1 £26,000 -
Microsoft
England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 September 2016, IT jobs citing Microsoft also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 827 (39.18%) MS Excel
2 698 (33.06%) SQL
3 659 (31.22%) Windows
4 637 (30.18%) SQL Server
5 546 (25.86%) .NET
6 509 (24.11%) C#
7 471 (22.31%) Active Directory
8 366 (17.34%) MS Office
9 365 (17.29%) VMware
10 334 (15.82%) ASP.NET
11 320 (15.16%) JavaScript
12 317 (15.02%) Agile Software Development
13 311 (14.73%) Finance
14 299 (14.16%) ITIL
15 292 (13.83%) HTML
16 289 (13.69%) MVC
17 281 (13.31%) Degree
18 267 (12.65%) Windows Server
19 248 (11.75%) Microsoft Azure
20 244 (11.56%) CSS
21 240 (11.37%) Microsoft Certification
21 240 (11.37%) VMware Infrastructure
22 233 (11.04%) MS Exchange
23 193 (9.14%) CRM
24 185 (8.76%) SharePoint
25 181 (8.57%) XML
25 181 (8.57%) ASP.NET MVC
26 179 (8.48%) Analytical Skills
27 178 (8.43%) SLA
28 175 (8.29%) Cisco

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 233 (11.04%) MS Exchange
2 185 (8.76%) SharePoint
3 104 (4.93%) IIS
4 74 (3.51%) Skype for Business
5 70 (3.32%) Exchange Server 2013
6 62 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2010
7 51 (2.42%) Exchange Server 2003
8 47 (2.23%) SharePoint 2013
9 35 (1.66%) BizTalk Server
10 31 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2007
11 17 (0.81%) SharePoint Server
12 15 (0.71%) CMS
12 15 (0.71%) Umbraco
13 13 (0.62%) Documentum
13 13 (0.62%) NetWeaver
13 13 (0.62%) Tomcat
14 10 (0.47%) SAS
15 9 (0.43%) SharePoint 2010
16 7 (0.33%) Apache
16 7 (0.33%) JBoss
Applications
1 827 (39.18%) MS Excel
2 366 (17.34%) MS Office
3 117 (5.54%) MS PowerPoint
4 47 (2.23%) MS Visio
5 44 (2.08%) MS Project
6 20 (0.95%) Spreadsheet
7 9 (0.43%) PrintSoft PReS
8 5 (0.24%) Adobe Illustrator
9 2 (0.095%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 2 (0.095%) InDesign
9 2 (0.095%) SOLIDWORKS
10 1 (0.047%) 3ds Max
10 1 (0.047%) Adobe After Effects
10 1 (0.047%) CATIA
10 1 (0.047%) InfoPath
10 1 (0.047%) Photoshop
10 1 (0.047%) ZBrush
Business Applications
1 125 (5.92%) Dynamics CRM
2 71 (3.36%) Dynamics AX
3 26 (1.23%) assyst
4 13 (0.62%) Oracle EBS
4 13 (0.62%) Sentinel
5 12 (0.57%) Exstream
5 12 (0.57%) Oracle iProcurement
6 10 (0.47%) Dynamics NAV
6 10 (0.47%) Oracle Receivables
7 9 (0.43%) Cognos TM1
7 9 (0.43%) Maximo
7 9 (0.43%) Oracle Assets
7 9 (0.43%) Oracle Cash Management
7 9 (0.43%) Oracle EBS R12
7 9 (0.43%) Oracle Payables
8 6 (0.28%) SAP BPC
9 4 (0.19%) Infor LN
9 4 (0.19%) OpenText VIM for SAP
9 4 (0.19%) Sage 200
9 4 (0.19%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 248 (11.75%) Microsoft Azure
2 160 (7.58%) Office 365
3 43 (2.04%) IaaS
4 42 (1.99%) Amazon AWS
5 37 (1.75%) SaaS
6 25 (1.18%) PaaS
7 23 (1.09%) Mimecast
8 19 (0.90%) Cloud Computing
9 18 (0.85%) Azure Active Directory
10 15 (0.71%) Yammer
11 11 (0.52%) GitHub
12 5 (0.24%) Google Apps
13 4 (0.19%) OneDrive
14 3 (0.14%) Amazon EC2
14 3 (0.14%) Sage Pay
15 1 (0.047%) Google Analytics
15 1 (0.047%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 163 (7.72%) WAN
2 157 (7.44%) Firewall
3 148 (7.01%) LAN
4 130 (6.16%) DNS
5 106 (5.02%) DHCP
6 80 (3.79%) TCP/IP
7 77 (3.65%) VPN
8 59 (2.79%) SAN
9 41 (1.94%) Internet
10 40 (1.89%) VLAN
11 36 (1.71%) Wireless
12 30 (1.42%) SSL
13 25 (1.18%) Skype
13 25 (1.18%) VoIP
14 23 (1.09%) Network Security
15 21 (0.99%) Wi-Fi
16 18 (0.85%) ADSL
16 18 (0.85%) Cisco ASA
17 17 (0.81%) Remote Desktop
18 15 (0.71%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 637 (30.18%) SQL Server
2 143 (6.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 138 (6.54%) SQL Server 2008
4 123 (5.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 97 (4.59%) SQL Server 2012
6 93 (4.41%) Relational Database
7 71 (3.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 67 (3.17%) Data Warehouse
9 41 (1.94%) BusinessObjects
10 37 (1.75%) SQL Server 2005
11 31 (1.47%) SQL Server 2014
12 30 (1.42%) RDBMS
13 28 (1.33%) Crystal Reports
14 26 (1.23%) Oracle Database
15 24 (1.14%) MySQL
16 22 (1.04%) SQL Server 2000
17 21 (0.99%) OLAP
18 19 (0.90%) Power BI
19 17 (0.81%) GIS
19 17 (0.81%) Spatial Data
Development Applications
1 132 (6.25%) Visual Studio
2 60 (2.84%) Team Foundation Server
3 39 (1.85%) Git (software)
4 20 (0.95%) JIRA
4 20 (0.95%) Selenium
5 18 (0.85%) Moq
6 17 (0.81%) Subversion
7 12 (0.57%) Jenkins
8 11 (0.52%) Visual Studio Code
9 9 (0.43%) NUnit
9 9 (0.43%) WebDriver
10 8 (0.38%) NCrunch
11 7 (0.33%) QADirector
11 7 (0.33%) TestPartner
12 6 (0.28%) MSTest
12 6 (0.28%) TeamCity
12 6 (0.28%) Visual Studio Team System
13 5 (0.24%) Octopus Deploy
13 5 (0.24%) Rhino Mocks
13 5 (0.24%) SpecFlow
General
1 311 (14.73%) Finance
2 98 (4.64%) Manufacturing
3 96 (4.55%) Retail
4 57 (2.70%) Marketing
5 55 (2.61%) Advertising
6 43 (2.04%) Telecoms
7 41 (1.94%) French Language
8 40 (1.89%) German Language
9 35 (1.66%) Automotive
10 32 (1.52%) Law
10 32 (1.52%) Publishing
11 31 (1.47%) Pharmaceutical
12 30 (1.42%) Legal
13 27 (1.28%) Banking
14 22 (1.04%) Games
15 21 (0.99%) Local Government
16 14 (0.66%) Investment Banking
17 11 (0.52%) Retail Banking
18 9 (0.43%) Back Office
19 6 (0.28%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 546 (25.86%) Developer
2 371 (17.57%) Analyst
3 273 (12.93%) .NET Developer
4 192 (9.10%) C# Developer
5 159 (7.53%) C# .NET Developer
6 146 (6.92%) Consultant
7 133 (6.30%) Support Analyst
8 132 (6.25%) IT Support
9 122 (5.78%) ASP.NET Developer
10 121 (5.73%) Architect
11 116 (5.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 107 (5.07%) Senior Developer
13 106 (5.02%) Support Engineer
14 92 (4.36%) SQL Developer
15 84 (3.98%) C# ASP.NET Developer
16 76 (3.60%) Administrator
17 75 (3.55%) Software Developer
18 62 (2.94%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
19 58 (2.75%) 3rd Line Support
19 58 (2.75%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 546 (25.86%) .NET
2 334 (15.82%) ASP.NET
3 292 (13.83%) HTML
4 244 (11.56%) CSS
5 181 (8.57%) ASP.NET MVC
5 181 (8.57%) XML
6 160 (7.58%) jQuery
7 158 (7.48%) Web Services
8 149 (7.06%) .NET Framework
9 112 (5.31%) WCF
10 95 (4.50%) Entity Framework
10 95 (4.50%) HTML5
11 77 (3.65%) ASP.NET Web API
12 76 (3.60%) AngularJS
13 58 (2.75%) LINQ
13 58 (2.75%) WPF
14 54 (2.56%) ASP.NET Web Forms
15 50 (2.37%) Ajax
16 42 (1.99%) KnockoutJS
17 35 (1.66%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 179 (8.48%) Analytical Skills
2 153 (7.25%) Data Centre
3 109 (5.16%) Computer Science
4 103 (4.88%) Management Information System
5 59 (2.79%) Enterprise Software
6 56 (2.65%) NHS
7 38 (1.80%) Clustering
8 33 (1.56%) Driving Licence
9 30 (1.42%) Mobile App
10 29 (1.37%) Virtual Team
11 28 (1.33%) Blackberry
12 27 (1.28%) Algorithms
12 27 (1.28%) Mathematics
13 25 (1.18%) Enterprise Storage
14 23 (1.09%) Replication
15 22 (1.04%) PMI
16 21 (0.99%) Client/Server
17 19 (0.90%) Statistics
18 18 (0.85%) Mobile Computing
19 17 (0.81%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 659 (31.22%) Windows
2 267 (12.65%) Windows Server
3 153 (7.25%) Windows Server 2012
4 145 (6.87%) Windows 7
5 131 (6.21%) Windows Server 2008
6 110 (5.21%) Linux
7 86 (4.07%) Windows Server 2003
8 78 (3.69%) Windows 8
9 74 (3.51%) Unix
10 52 (2.46%) Windows 10
11 50 (2.37%) Apple iOS
12 45 (2.13%) Android
13 38 (1.80%) Windows XP
14 18 (0.85%) Windows Mobile
15 13 (0.62%) Solaris
16 12 (0.57%) Windows 2000 Server
17 11 (0.52%) Windows Vista
18 8 (0.38%) Windows Phone
19 6 (0.28%) CentOS
19 6 (0.28%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 317 (15.02%) Agile Software Development
2 299 (14.16%) ITIL
3 289 (13.69%) MVC
4 193 (9.14%) CRM
5 147 (6.96%) Mentoring
6 144 (6.82%) Project Management
7 141 (6.68%) Business Intelligence
8 127 (6.02%) Service Delivery
9 108 (5.12%) PRINCE2
9 108 (5.12%) Scrum
10 104 (4.93%) Web Development
11 98 (4.64%) Continuous Improvement
12 97 (4.59%) ERP
13 95 (4.50%) SDLC
14 93 (4.41%) OO
15 88 (4.17%) Change Management
16 81 (3.84%) Software Engineering
17 80 (3.79%) TDD
18 75 (3.55%) Presales
19 73 (3.46%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 698 (33.06%) SQL
2 509 (24.11%) C#
3 320 (15.16%) JavaScript
4 174 (8.24%) T-SQL
4 174 (8.24%) VB.NET
5 93 (4.41%) PowerShell
6 62 (2.94%) C
7 44 (2.08%) Java
8 42 (1.99%) VB
9 38 (1.80%) C++
10 13 (0.62%) F#
10 13 (0.62%) VBA
11 12 (0.57%) PL/SQL
12 9 (0.43%) VB6
12 9 (0.43%) X++
13 6 (0.28%) Python
13 6 (0.28%) TypeScript
14 4 (0.19%) ABAP
14 4 (0.19%) Bash Shell
14 4 (0.19%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 281 (13.31%) Degree
2 240 (11.37%) Microsoft Certification
3 151 (7.15%) Security Cleared
4 127 (6.02%) SC Cleared
5 89 (4.22%) MCSE
6 78 (3.69%) Cisco Certification
7 65 (3.08%) CCNA
8 58 (2.75%) ITIL Certification
9 53 (2.51%) MCSA
10 51 (2.42%) MCSD
11 50 (2.37%) ISEB
12 43 (2.04%) MCP
13 37 (1.75%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 34 (1.61%) CCNP
15 26 (1.23%) ISTQB
16 25 (1.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 24 (1.14%) PMI Certification
18 20 (0.95%) MCITP
18 20 (0.95%) MCTS
19 17 (0.81%) LPIC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 178 (8.43%) SLA
2 76 (3.60%) QA
3 20 (0.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 16 (0.76%) Disclosure Scotland
5 14 (0.66%) Data Quality
6 5 (0.24%) COBIT
7 4 (0.19%) ISO27002
8 3 (0.14%) ISO 9001
8 3 (0.14%) PCI DSS
9 2 (0.095%) ISO 9000
9 2 (0.095%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 2 (0.095%) TickIT
9 2 (0.095%) WCAG
System Software
1 471 (22.31%) Active Directory
2 240 (11.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 128 (6.06%) Hyper-V
4 58 (2.75%) vSphere
5 37 (1.75%) XenApp
6 30 (1.42%) Firmware
7 23 (1.09%) VMware ESX
8 19 (0.90%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 19 (0.90%) Virtual Servers
9 18 (0.85%) Virtual Machines
10 15 (0.71%) BitLocker
11 14 (0.66%) VMware Workstation
12 10 (0.47%) XenDesktop
13 9 (0.43%) VMware ESXi
14 8 (0.38%) Terminal Server
15 5 (0.24%) Microsoft App-V
15 5 (0.24%) Shibboleth
15 5 (0.24%) Terminal Services
16 4 (0.19%) Docker
16 4 (0.19%) UAG
Systems Management
1 94 (4.45%) SCCM
2 54 (2.56%) SCOM
3 38 (1.80%) NetBackup
4 32 (1.52%) Backup Exec
5 29 (1.37%) Norton AntiVirus
6 17 (0.81%) Microsoft Clustering
6 17 (0.81%) Opscode Chef
7 16 (0.76%) Puppet
8 8 (0.38%) Cisco CUCM
8 8 (0.38%) Microsoft Intune
9 7 (0.33%) Nagios
10 6 (0.28%) EdgeSight
11 5 (0.24%) Cisco Prime
11 5 (0.24%) MAILsweeper
11 5 (0.24%) SCVMM
11 5 (0.24%) Simpana
11 5 (0.24%) Tivoli
12 4 (0.19%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 4 (0.19%) WSUS
13 3 (0.14%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 365 (17.29%) VMware
2 175 (8.29%) Cisco
3 174 (8.24%) Citrix
4 123 (5.83%) Oracle
5 84 (3.98%) IBM
6 81 (3.84%) SAP
7 75 (3.55%) HP
8 68 (3.22%) Symantec
9 49 (2.32%) NetApp
10 31 (1.47%) Dell
10 31 (1.47%) EMC
10 31 (1.47%) Juniper
11 27 (1.28%) Red Hat
12 23 (1.09%) Veeam
13 21 (0.99%) CheckPoint
14 20 (0.95%) Cognos
14 20 (0.95%) SonicWALL
15 18 (0.85%) 3PAR
16 17 (0.81%) Adobe
16 17 (0.81%) SolarWinds
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £23000 - £26000 per annum + Company + Benifits
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £23000 - £26000 per annum + Company + Benifits
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Kyna Associates
Salary: £60000 - £65000 Per Annum Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
Market Drayton, Shropshire
Arden Resourcing Limited
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £26000.00 - £28000.00 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
TEKsystems
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
TEKsystems
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Walsall, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits + Company
Posted: Yesterday
Burton-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £24000.00 - £26000.00 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Nuneaton, Warwickshire
Delta Financial Systems
Salary: Up to £25,000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwickshire
Lewis Paige
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £32000.00 - £38000.00 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Staffordshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £17000 - £20000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Warwickshire
ninesharp
Salary: £57000 - £62000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Healthcare etc.
Posted: 23 hours ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £40k - 45k per year
Posted: 23 hours ago
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
ninesharp
Salary: £57000 - £62000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Healthcare etc.
Posted: 23 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £34,000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Talent International
Salary: £35000 - £52000 per annum + FANTASTIC BENEFITS
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Harrington Starr
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + plus bonus and package
Posted: Yesterday
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Erin Associates
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £15000 - £16000 per annum + Company + Benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
The Coventry Building Society
Salary: £35k - 52k per year
Posted: 18 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Robert Walters
Salary: £48000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Codex
Salary: From £65,000 to £75,000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £21000 per annum + benfits & training
Posted: 3 days ago
Lichfield, Staffordshire
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Fantastic Salary, 25 Day Holiday
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago